Panama congratulates Colombia and Duque for victory in presidential elections

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  • Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:47
Iván Duque
  • EFE

The Government of Panama congratulated the Colombian people on holding democratic elections and also on Iván Duque for his victory achieved in this second round of presidential elections in Colombia.

"Panama wishes success for Duque during his term and expresses its strong interest to continue narrowing the historic ties with Colombia," said the Panamanian Foreign Ministry in a statement released today.


Also, the Panamanian government expressed its desire to continue building with the southern country a bilateral "broad and comprehensive agenda, for the benefit of our citizens."

The candidate of the pro-Uribe Democratic Center party, Iván Duque, was elected today as Colombian president with a vote that exceeds ten million votes, when 99.9 percent of the polling stations have been counted.

Duque got an unprecedented 10.3 million votes in the country, representing 53.9 percent, while his contender leftist Gustavo Petro, of the Colombian Human movement, received a little more than 8 million votes (41.8 percent).


Source: EFE

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